Quoted from Lame33:
As someone in the "echo chamber" last night watching on Periscope and frantically hitting refresh on a sluggish Pinside, the game seemed like it was the disaster.
JJP was doing their boring victory lap and acceptance speech before they even took the cover off. The low res video stream was bobbing and weaving more than Ali and felt like an incredibly low resolution drunk VR simulator. None of the speakers seemed to be exciting the crowd based on the little applause we could hear. Droning on about a boring TV mount in the backbox seemed let the air out of the sails. Then they passed out a comic and pulled the cover off something that sounded dumb. It was too blurry to see the art for what looked like a lame Watchdogs (video game) meets Earthshaker mashup. Then they hit us with the price and it was down for the count. What did they want us to think?
The game might be great, the presentation for the people not in the room was not. They've obviously had finished games for awhile. Where was the polished launch video or an online gallery bigger than three oddly angled pictures.
I can't hate on Pinside for calling it like it was shown to the home viewer last night. That was on JJP.
I'm glad the game seems better than the presentation.
If I was Heighway at their seminar, I would pull a Sony Playstation like reveal. Show the game. Say the price. Drop the mic.